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Checking Hdd Free Space


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#1 mmidas

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 11:49 AM

The programs I have, plus Windows XP; do not total the amount of space "used" on my 40 Gb HDD. The free space has dropped from 8Gb to only 4Gb over the last week! Is there a way to check exactly what space all my legitimate software is occupying? I've run "disc clean up" and defragmented. emptied the recycle bin and deleted temporary internet files. but don't see any more freed up space. Am I just paranoid?

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 12:37 PM

A nice, free program for visualizing your hard disk's structure: http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoe...on/sequoiaview/
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 12:59 PM

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Hiya,

Along with the previous coments, it could be worth your while cleaning up your system restore points. If you have an excess amount of restore points, this will also take up a deal of space on the HDD.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 08:58 PM

By disc clean up you mean
Start>Run
cleanmgr /sageset:50
I choose everything except compact old files
as I don't use indexing (disabled in services.msc)
or drive compression. Then use
Start>Run
cleanmgr /sagerun:50
Some programs have large log files also.
Trend Micro's PC-cillin was using half a gig in
Documents and Settings, All Users, Application
Data, Logs. Show hidden files and folders in Control
Panel, Folder Options.
Guess you already use CCleaner.
Might want to read this too...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

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